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Track Review: Come Around // Strange Ways

East London quartet Strange Ways are newcomers to the indie music scene; formed only last year, the four lads’ catchy brand of fuzz pop has made their Broken Internet Records debut a fast-paced affair. With a college radio feel, the band has already made waves with their first single ‘Things Ain’t What They Used To Be’, which was named Track of the Day by Gigslutz. Strange Ways also got the seal of approval from Fred Perry’s Subculture, being one of thirty bands to feature in their ‘Big In 2016’ Spotify playlist.

As for ‘Come Around’, the band’s latest venture, hazy vocals and a more upbeat nature characterise this Lemonheads and Sonic Youth-influenced offering. Oozing colourful vibes and sun-drenched melodies, Sam, Jamie, John and Alex deliver sugary hooks with a garage edge. “ Why don’t you talk to me? / Or try and tell the truth behind the lies you sell me?” recalls the style of American high school surf pop à la The Drums, whilst maintaining the unmistakable Britishness of Supergrass.

Having celebrated their single launch in Dalton with noise pop band Tomorrow Honey, you can’t help but wonder what’ll come around (sorry) next for Strange Ways.

Words by Kristen Sinclair

Originally published at https://www.indiependent.co.uk on April 15, 2016.

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